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                                          Book of the Week

Nothing Mat(t)ers: A Feminist Critique Of Postmodernism

by Somer Brodribb

Lévi-Strauss tried to convince women that we are spoken, exchanged like words; Lacan tried to teach women we can’t speak, because the phallus is the original signifier; and then Derrida says that it doesn’t matter, it’s just talk. Foucault, Derrida, Lacan, Nietzsche: the chant resonates through universities around the world. Have you ever tried to untangle the words of postmodernist theorists? How to find your way through the labyrinth to sense and clarity? If so, this is the book for you.

This brave, brilliant (and funny!) book by a Canadian feminist is the antidote for intellectual toxicities caused by decentered deconstructionist detritus. The Plucky Wench of the Year Awards definitely goes to Brodribb, for proving the emperor has no clothes or brains. Ms. Magazine

An eloquent work, Somer Brodribb gives us a feminist critique of postmodernism … [and] in the very form and texture of the critique, she literally creates new discourse in feminist theory.

Kathleen Barry

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